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Triple Talaq Verdict: Some Justice, Finally

Cover Story

After the triple talaq judgment

Stories in this issue

Babumoshai Bandookbaaz Movie Review

What strikes you about this movie is how contract killing and contract sex are equated so casually. After knocking off a few people on his list, Babu Bihari (Nawazuddin Siddique) has knock out sex…

A Gentleman Movie Review

In the flourishing genre of Indian spy movies, where Defence Intelligence units are code named by a series of inventive acronyms, ‘A Gentleman’ is probably the most unbelievable of the lot. A gruff…

Triple Talaq Verdict: Some Justice, Finally

In the afternoon of August 23rd, Shayara Bano, 36, is back at her father’s quarters in Remount Training School & Depot, a defence training centre in Hempur Daya, Uttarakhand, resting after an…

Real Magic Realisms

DID YOU SEE news items of blue dogs walking around the streets of Mumbai without any sense of wonderment? You might, on the other hand, have read articles of women getting their hair mysteriously cut…

Nandan Nilekani: The Choice

IT WAS IN 1978 that Nandan Nilekani, in his early twenties and fresh out of IIT-Bombay, went for a job interview to Patni Computer Systems. His interviewer was NR Narayana Murthy, and three years…

A New Fundamental Right

ON AUGUST 23RD, a nine-judge bench of India’s Supreme Court declared privacy a fundamental right, one that is at par with the original rights enshrined in the Constitution. Coming just days before…

Mumbai Notebook

FOR THE SEVENTH year running, Melbourne has been ranked as the most liveable city in the world. This isn’t the result of a survey or popular vote (both of which can be grossly inaccurate), but of a…

Indraprastha

AT THE TIME of writing, talk of a cabinet reshuffle- cum-expansion is in the air. Since the Prime Minister sets his own rules, his own timetable in these matters, nobody could have told him to…

The Death of Secularism

THE TURKISH REPUBLIC’s centenary is imminent—in 2023. The state that exists today bears little resemblance in some fundamental ways to what Mustafa Kemal Ataturk tried to purposefully build in the…